Today, despite the multiple fraud and corruption convictions of Donald Trump’s former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, and Trump’s former attorney, Michael Cohen, Fox News host Greg Gutfeld suggested that the really important news of the day was the arrest of an undocumented immigrant for the murder of missing student Mollie Tibbetts.
Fox’s The Five show addressed all three news items this afternoon. Guest Bret Baier clearly thought Cohen’s guilty plea about violating campaign finance law, “at the direction” of Trump was the most potentially significant and the most damaging to him. It meant, Baier said, that Cohen is “essentially” cooperating with the Mueller probe “and we don’t know how far he may – in addition to that – provide any additional information from his time in the inner circle in Trump world.”
Cohost Dana Perino helpfully suggested that Fan-in-Chief Trump should focus on the arrest of the “illegal immigrant” in the Tibbetts case. And, surprise! That just happened to be the top story on FoxNews.com as I was writing this.
PERINO: To me, thinking about the fact that the Mueller [sic] thing’s a little bit complicated, the Cohen thing is interesting and it is explosive, no doubt, but if you are out there in America and you are watching this and you’re thinking what do we really care about right now? I think the president will probably be talking a lot about that.
“Sure, from a political standpoint,” Baier agreed. He predicted Trump would talk about that as well as his new coal proposal (to make pollution great again!) and “probably not gonna not touch any of this” during his rally tonight.
Baier also cautioned that the issue, especially the “very explosive” news about Cohen, cannot be waived off or ignored. “Over the next 24 hours, there will have to be some response from the administration, from the Trump lawyers,” Baier warned.
But leave it to Gutfeld to put the ass in asinine (again) by suggesting that immigration is more important than a shocking level of corruption in Trump’s “best people.”
GUTFELD: I think that right now, Trump’s main argument has now just been backed up by a very ugly reality and I can’t see how that is – that when you stack that up against these other tax evasions and guilty pleas – for an average American, [the Tibbetts arrest] resonates and I think it’s gonna become a bigger deal as we get closer and closer – when we talk about this stuff, it’s actually – it’s a practical, real world issue. It’s not about these two men who most Americans, you know, know their names, maybe.
Baier smacked that down. Noting that former national security adviser Michael Flynn’s sentencing was just pushed back (signifying further developments) and that the sentencing of campaign adviser George Papadopoulos is coming up - on top of today’s events, which are still ongoing, Baier said, “You have a confluence of things that are happening at least tangentially to Mueller that seems like it’s coming to a head.” He added, “It is going to be a big thing if there is a direct tie, and Cohen can make it, between President Trump, these payments and paying off these women before the election.”
Watch Fox hosts try to dismiss Trump’s culture of corruption below, from the August 21, 2018 The Five.
Mark my words: Fuehrer Adolf Twitler is going to MILK THE MOLLIE TIBBETTS MURDER LIKE A COW the same way George Dumbya Bush MILKED THE 9/11 TERRORIST ATTACKS ALL THE WAY TO A SECOND TERM!
The faces of these frauds will be priceless when they learn about his involvement in the corruption scandal.
The next gems will drop this month and next.
NOTE TO THE HEELS, AKA SUZY
Prepare yourself for a very bad PR nightmare. Don’t say we didn’t warn you about these two people.
Eyes on Fox – still waiting for an explanation for those unhinged attacks you made on me a couple of weeks back. Any time will be fine.